The Community Foundation of South Central came into existence as the Bowling Green–Warren County Community Foundation in 1995.

Mayor Johnny Webb convened a committee to research community foundations and present findings. The original committee was Paul Cook, Wade Markham, Ron Shrewsbury and Robert Kirby. From Beckley, West Virginia, Ron Shrewsbury was familiar with Community Foundations and the good they do.

Paul Cook commented on their process. “As a group we knew as the community grew, needs would emerge, and the Foundation would be a lasting resource.”

The recommendation was made, and the Foundation was formed.


Buddy Adams
Jerry Baker
Elizabeth Burt
Paul B. Cook
Richard A. Dubose
Robert R. Kirby
Ann Puckett
Wade T. Markham, II
Joseph Medalie
Robert F. Rabold
Rondal B. Shrewsbury
Curtis Sullivan
Susanne Vitale
Mary Lynn Wigodsky
Deborah Williams
Joyce Wilson
David Wiseman